Saw the inlaws this weekend. Wasn't too bad, especially since it was held at sister-in-law's house instead of the Pit of Despair. Things could have actually been pulled off as a normal holiday gathering up until the very end. When mother-in-law sat me, significant other, and minions on the couch to give us our Easter presents. Yes, I checked, and no, we did not time warp. It was still November 26th.
We all got stuffed animals. Apparently we are all 5 years old. Then we were forced to have pictures taken with said stuffed animals. At least now there will be photographic proof that this actually did happen though. Significant other's was a military beanie baby. As a 31 year old man, he was uber-thrilled, let me tell you. Especially when you consider the fact that his mother has given him that exact bear before. So now he has TWO. Won't he be hot stuff when he tells his buddies at work? Actually I think him bringing both bears to work to show off would be in direct violation of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
Man, you just can't make this stuff up.